Will.i.am feat. Jennifer Lopez and Mick Jagger
"T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever)"
Who but Will.i.am could get Mick Jagger to rap – yes, rap – over a glitzy Ibiza beat in 2011? Who else would even think of such a wonderfully batshit idea? On the first single from his forthcoming solo LP #willpower, the Black Eyed Peas mastermind strews dodgy rhymes ("I woke up in the morning/Hard like morning wood in the morning") over diamond-bright synths, while J. Lo handles the efficient hook. It all feels a bit perfunctory – except for Mick's guest verse, a kitschy delight delivered in a "Midnight Rambler" snarl.
Listen to "T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever)":